Fly on the wall! The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to develop cyborg insects that carry spy equipment. To make the insects as inconspicuous as possible, miniaturized brain probes are inserted during the pupa stage. The idea is the ultra-light implants will naturally integrate into the body of the developing insect.
Robotic-looking dragonflies and other insects have been spotted at political events and protests in Washington and New York, hovering over antiwar rallies. While no government agency admitted to deploying the robots, the technology has been in the works for decades and some entities have admitted that they’re currently trying to perfect it. Which means, of course, they've been in use for quite some time.
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